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Trigonometric function

  1. Oct 13, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    A satellite follows a path that may be modelled by the function H(t)= 350 sin 28∏(t-25) + 400

    Time is measured in days.

    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution

    A) Determine the period of the satellite: 2∏*1/28∏ = 1/14 days
    B) How many minutes will it take the satellite to orbit earth: ??????
    C) How many orbits per day will the satellite make?: 14 times in 1 day


    Shouldn't the answer to C be (3600*24)*(1/14) ???? This doesnt match the answer key.
     
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  3. Oct 14, 2012 #2
    Where did the 3600 come from?
     
  4. Oct 14, 2012 #3
    3600 mins in an hour
     
  5. Oct 14, 2012 #4

    Mentallic

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    You're confusing mins with seconds.
     
  6. Oct 14, 2012 #5
    wowzers what a brain fart. Thank you, couldnt happen to find that super simple mistake myself.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2012 #6
    How embarrassing haha.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2012 #7

    Mentallic

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    An honest mistake :biggrin:
     
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